The state of Louisiana is going to focus on upgrading the government's IT system.

A private consultant has been hired to help facilitate the upgrading process.  The state's IT system employs hundreds of workers.

The administration sought proposals on how to proceed after many complaints, including duplication, ineffective use of resources and a bad structure.

The administration is working on how to become more efficient and reduce costs.

The state employs around 800 people in the information technology and telecommunications systems.

Legislative Auditor Daryl G. Purpera said state government needs to improve its IT track record after spending $100 million on a computer system upgrade plagued with problems.

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